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Creators:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.
Eudaily, Daniel
Flautt Antiques. Calvin R.
Fogel, Byron J.
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Dates:
20th-21st centuries
Size:
3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0483
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Postcards, arranged by geographical area or by the subjects. Collection includes two boxes of "GoCards" (freely distributed commercial postcards) as well.

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Bourne and Shepherd
Bourne and Shepherd
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Print (carbon, 37 x 61 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1999.31
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

One carbon print, circa late 19th or early 20th century, with title, photographers' credit and reference number 2292 in the negative, appearing on the print in white on the lower left and right corners. Depicts a street scene in Bhoondi (probably Bundi), with hills in the background and Indian architecture and people in the foreground.

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Creators:
Culture and the Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Larson, Mary E.
Dates:
1880-1990
Size:
2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1464
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection relates to the Slover Family of puppeteers, and documents their lives and activities as they traveled the country with their show.

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Creators:
Cohen, Arthur Allen, 1928-1986
Cohen, Elaine Lustig, 1927-
Ex Libris (Firm)
Dates:
1973-2007
Size:
2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.exlibr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of Ex Libris measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1973-2007. Ex Libris was a New York City based antiquarian establishment that dealt in rare 20th century avant-garde books and periodicals, and was founded by Elaine Lustig Cohen and her husband Arthur A. Cohen. The records include professional files, sales records, printed material, and photographic material.

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Creators:
Nye, Bill
Dates:
1970 - 2014
Size:
12 Cubic feet (28 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1383
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Bill Nye's early life, his Science Guy persona and its development for his television program Bill Nye the Science Guy.

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Begun, S. Joseph (Semi Joseph), 1905-1995
Dates:
1888-2000
bulk 1927-1995
Size:
21 Cubic feet (46 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0535
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Semi Joseph Begun was a pioneer in magnetic recording. The papers document Begun's professional career in the field of magnetic recording.

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Creators:
Brown and Williamson.
Johnson, Virgil
American Tobacco Company.
Benson and Hedges.
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Dates:
circa 1890-1997
Size:
25 Cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0645
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

As a teenager, Virgil Johnson [b.1918] became interested in the designs and symbols on cigarette packs like "Black Cat" and "White Roll", and he began actively collecting in the 1930s. His interest intensified during the 1940s when he was stationed in North Africa and across the Mediterranean region as a photographer with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Johnson collected cigarette packs for over fifty years, and was a member of the Cigarette Pack Collector's Association. Approximately 6000 cigarette packages, foreign and American, arranged in 24 albums. Manufacturers include names such as those shown below.

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Creators:
Messmore, George Harold
Messmore and Damon Company
Damon, Joseph
Dates:
1892 - 1998
Size:
16 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0846
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document Messmore and Damon's work in the design and construction of parade floats, museum dioramas, exhibitions, displays and scenery. The materials include business records, photographs, patents, scrapbooks, promotional materials, sound recordings and moving image.

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Creators:
Shanks, Lester
Dates:
1876-2010
bulk 1973-2008
Size:
3 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1244
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is comprised of the results of Shanks's research on covered bridges, mostly in America but also covered bridges in Canada and Switzerland. Included are albums containing color photographs of covered bridges, slides of covered bridges, postcards depicting covered bridges; maps, and guidebooks; newsletters, magazines, and newspaper clippings on the subject of covered bridges.

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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Eney, William J.
Dates:
1929-1977
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1062
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents William J. Eney, a civil engineer whose research primarily focused on model analysis of bridges, stress test and concrete.

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